Royal Insider: Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s Friendship Was Only for Appearances

From all outward appearances, it has always seemed as if members of the royal family had absolutely perfect lives. Yet, behind closed doors, they have bumps in the road just like the rest of us. Although it may be hard for most of us to imagine, the royals have their disagreements, their arguments, and there are even times when they are not on speaking terms with one another. After all, they are only human, and living life in the spotlight actually makes things significantly more difficult for them. 

Shortly after Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex got married, rumors surfaced that Meghan and her new sister-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, just weren’t getting along. They supposedly had some sort of falling out during a dress fitting for the royal wedding, and Kate was reduced to tears. Since then, it was apparently said that Meghan and Kate have put the past behind them and moved on, forming a relationship and supporting each other in their lives. Now, a royal insider says that Kate and Meghan’s friendship was only for appearances.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle smiling
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Karwai Tang/Getty Images

Meghan and Kate had different views about royal life

While it is true that both women got to experience the ultimate fairy tale when they married handsome princes and became duchesses, the truth of the matter is that they are very different people. According to The Atlantic, Meghan and Kate have different approaches, and the major difference is that Kate will one day be a queen consort. Before marrying Prince William, Kate lived a pretty typical life. Meghan did too, that is until she became a successful actress in her own right. While Kate was considered to be a more conservative member of the royal family, Meghan was used to being a celebrity and was adamant about bringing a modern edge to the royal monarchy. 

Meghan and Harry have left the royal spotlight

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Despite their high-profile positions, Meghan and Harry wanted to live a private life, and they weren’t getting that as senior members of the royal family. It was earlier this year that Megxit was announced, and before long, the duke and duchess found themselves living in Vancouver for a few months and finally made the move to Los Angeles, California. Their split has brought about even more tension among the family members, with Insider reporting that things have gotten even more complicated between the Cambridges and the Sussexes. Meghan and Harry’s move to Los Angeles has affected the close relationship that the royal brothers once had and despite some attempts, things just aren’t the same between them at all.

Was Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s friendship only for appearances?

Even though there were constant rumors of tension between the two couples, many people had thought that Meghan and Kate were actually getting along. We saw them attend Wimbledon together, and they were even acting friendly at royal events. So, was it all only for the sake of appearances? According to a source, it was. Best Life reports that the two were “never going to be friends,” no matter what they did. The source says that Meghan and Kate were on two “different paths” and that there was “nothing between them.” According to the source, while Kate is being conscious of her future as a queen, Meghan had different plans. “Meghan had plans to modernize the royal family,” according to the source. She never anticipated that royal life would turn out the way it did, and the friendship that so many people thought that Meghan and Kate portrayed was never actually real. Hopefully, Meghan and Harry will find what they are looking for while living in California, and the two couples can find the closeness that they all deserve.